Watt Matters Podcast - 04/February/2022

A new utility

The changing role of consumers, the rise of distributed energy and the advent of digital technology are forcing utilities to change how they operate. In this episode of Watt Matters, we speak to Greg Jackson, founder and CEO of Octopus Energy


From FORESIGHT Climate & Energy, Watt Matters is a podcast all about the energy transition and the shift to a decarbonised economy.

To advance the energy transition, utilities are a vital part of getting clean energy to where it is needed at the times it is needed. Whether it is helping integrate EVs or heat pumps, or to protect consumers from sudden price increases, utilities can make a significant contribution to decarbonise the energy system

This week, the team is joined by Greg Jackson, founder and CEO of Octopus Energy, a UK utility with nearly 2.5 million customers, placing it among the largest power companies in the country. In our discussion with Greg, we discuss the energy price crisis, the role of consumers, digitalisation and heat pumps.

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Illustration: Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva. Art director: Trine Natskår.


Jan’s What Caught My Eye:
Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: The Hydrogen Factor
The net-zero transition: What it would cost, what it could bring 

Michaela’s What Caught My Eye:
Energy Transition Drew Record $755 Billion of Investment in 2021
12 Insights on Hydrogen

David’s What Caught My Eye:
New Dutch Government is seriously ambitious on climate and wind energy | WindEurope

Greg’s What Caught My Eye:
Analysis: Cutting the ‘green crap’ has added £2.5bn to UK energy bills – Carbon Brief

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